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Island Charter - Exotic Trip - Free Lunches
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The S. S. Minnow was a fictional charter boat on the TV series Gilligan's Island. The mate was a sailing man, the skipper brave and sure. Five passengers set sail that day for a three hour tour The weather started getting rough, the tiny ship was tossed. The ship ran aground, setting the stage for one of the most successful situation comedies of all time. The cast of Gilligans Island. ...

The S.S. Minnow II was a succesor boat purchased by the Skipper from insurance money for the first in the 1978 sequel movie Rescue From Gilligan's Island.

A minnow is a very small bait fish, but the TV boat was actually named for Newton Minow who Sherwood believed "ruined television". Minow was chairman on the FCC in 1961. He called television "America's vast wasteland." The word minnow can mean, in decreasing order of specificity: The Eurasian minnow, Phoxinus phoxinus (Linnaeus, 1758) Any, particularly small, fish of the family Cyprinidae Fish of the family Galaxiidae, in particular those of genus galaxiid occurring in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Newton Norman Minow (born January 17, 1926) is best known for his Wasteland Speech, given to the National Association of Broadcasters convention on May 9, 1961. ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City...

One of sets used as wrecked Minnow
One of sets used as wrecked Minnow

In the 2003 book Gilligan's Wake, it is imagined that The Skipper commanded a PT boat and served with both John F. Kennedy of the historical PT-109 and McHale of the McHale's Navy television show. The Skipper and Gilligan served together in the Second World War in the Pacific. Gilligan's Island was but one of many dramas and comedies with US sailors set in the South Pacific, including the 1958 movie South Pacific, 1961 pilot and 1962 series McHale's Navy, and the 1963 PT 109 (film). The Minnow was probably much smaller and slower than an Elco PT-109, but both were notable for being much smaller than steel hulled ships, and for ending in shipwrecked crews. Gilligans Wake (ISBN 031229123X) is a 2003 reimagining of the story of the 1960s CBS sitcom Gilligans Island from the viewpoints of the seven major characters, written by Esquire film and television critic Tom Carson. ... The Skipper is a character from the hit 1960s show Gilligans Island, played by Alan Hale, Jr. ... PT boats in line A PT boat was a motor torpedo boat (hull classification symbol PT, for Patrol Torpedo), a small, fast vessel used by the United States Navy in World War II to attack larger surface ships. ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ... PT-109 redirects here. ... McHales Navy was an American television sitcom series. ... The Skipper is a character from the hit 1960s show Gilligans Island, played by Alan Hale, Jr. ... The cast of Gilligans Island. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... The South Pacific is an area in the southern Pacific Ocean. ... McHales Navy was an American television sitcom series. ... PT 109 is a 1963 biographical movie which shows the events of John F. Kennedys actions as a member of the United States Navy during World War II. The movie was adapted by Richard L. Breen, Vincent Flaherty and Howard Sheehan from the book by Robert J. Donovan. ...

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